Friday, June 3, 2016

Pregnancy #3 Update

Remember that one time I told you I was pregnant and then didn't bring it up again?

Yeah, sorry about that.

It's been a little busy around here.

And that's such a serious understatement it feels like a lie. It's been INCREDIBLY busy around here.

But, in pregnancy news, we're still just bee-bopping on towards our due date and everything is pretty good so far.  Thankfully, it's been a pretty uneventful pregnancy, just like my previous two.

I am (as of today) 26 weeks and 3 days. My due date, as calculated at my first ultrasound, is September 6th, although we will be delivering earlier than that. I went into this pregnancy bound and determined to fight my doctor to try for a VBAC (or technically a VBA2C), but the further along I've gotten, I've decided that doing things "my way" is not as important.

The number one reason I wanted to steer clear of having another c-section is because my previous two were "emergency" situations and were pretty traumatic for me. So I had a speech prepared for my first appointment with my new doctor (which he was more than happy to hear, thank you, Dr. Allen). After relaying my experiences with him, we talked about how much different a scheduled c-section delivery would be than an emergency c-section. And the more I thought about it, the more on board with it I became.

I would rather schedule a c-section and have it be a much more controlled atmosphere than attempt a VBAC and have the situation turn into an emergency and lose what little control I have. So that's what we are doing.

Oh, yeah, did I mention we were having another BOY?! He will be called Connor, although we haven't worked out a middle name for him yet.

I have an appointment next week to do my sugar test, so I'm hoping that goes well. And maybe they'll let me go ahead and schedule my c-section then too. It's a little early to be doing the scheduling, but I'm anxious to get the date on the calendar.